European reference network


a European reference network can be set up for the treatment of patients with rare or complex diseases. It's role is to review a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. The members of an ERN consult, exchange information and share knowledge with other members in their network. Coordinators and other network leaders convene ‘virtual’ advisory panels of medical specialists across different disciplines, using a dedicated IT platform and telemedicine tools.

  • Abbreviation(s): ERN